[Coladam] Ultimate SD cartridge ideas

Joe Blenkle - Comcast jblenkle at comcast.net
Thu Oct 25 23:04:52 CEST 2012


Someone had developed an ADAM SD drive that plugged into ADAMNet and would 
run disk and ddp images, but they have disappeared off the face of the 
Earth. Hopefully someone else will pick up the torch and run with it.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <shonmccallum at juno.com>
To: <coladam at adamcon.org>
Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2012 1:51 PM
Subject: [Coladam] Ultimate SD cartridge ideas


            Since I own an Adam I would love to own an ADAMNET SD based 
drive or even a USB 1.44MB floppy drive that plugs into the ADAM.Existing 
software like Filemanger 3.1 is designed to handle floppy drives up to 
1.44MB. The AdamNET SD drive would require software to be patched, like File 
Manager if it was to access more than 1.44MB of space on the SD drive.  The 
problem is if no one mass produces a ADAM NET USB interface or Adam NET SD 
drive then another possibility might exist. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = 
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            Perhaps the Colecovision/Adam cartridge port with an operating 
system update could be made to access the ADAMNET. Then the Ultimate SD 
cartridge could become a  ADAMNET drive that reads and writes to SD flash 
memory. The Ultimate SD cartridge could install the new EOS operating system 
when the cartridge reset button is pushed or pulled.  It’s a big if. But if 
the Ultimate SD cartridge firmware would load a patch or new EOS that made 
it a ADAMNET device then that would be a nice feature to be able to use SD 
cards up to 32GB. The Ultimate SD cartridge might be able to become a 1.44MB 
Adam Net disk drive number 1 or 2 with a special EOS patch.
            A second issue is regards to the theory that most people that 
are using the ADAM are only using it to play classic Supergames. If the 
Ultimate SD cartridge could be made to emulate a Digital Data drive and an 
Adam computer then Colecovision owners could run most Adam Supergames 
without the need for an Adam computer. A USB keyboard with a hardware 
interface would be required to run some Adam games on the Coleovision with a 
software patch. Or the new ColecoVision 2 could become a fully functional 
ADAM computer if a 4 port USB hub was included. One USB port for a keyboard, 
one for a 1.44MB floppy Adam Net drive, etc. Software emulation could 
simulate ADAMNET.
            There are so many different options for hardware and software 
designs that are possible. All I am doing is throwing out ideas and 
personally do not have the time to work on any projects.
http://www.atarimax.com/colecosd/documentation/

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